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Xiaomi Mi Note 2

Specifications

Xiaomi Mi Note 2
Xiaomi Mi Note 2 (Mi Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro, Quad-core (2x2.35 GHz Kryo & 2x1.6 GHz Kryo)
Graphics adapter
Memory
6144 MB 
Display
5.7 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 386 PPI, AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, glossy: yes
Storage
,  GB 
, 64 GB, 4 GB RAM or 128 GB, 6 GB RAM
Connections
1 Infrared, NFC
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth v4.2, A2DP, LE, Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Battery
4070 mAh Lithium-Ion
Camera
Primary Camera: 22.5 MPix 22.5 MP, f/2.0, EIS (gyro), phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash Features 1/2.6" sensor size, 1 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama Video [email protected], [email protected]
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix 8 MP, f/2.0, autofocus
Weight
166 g ( = 5.86 oz / 0.37 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 84.95% - good
Average of 20 scores (from 46 reviews)
price: 79%, performance: 90%, features: 88%, display: 77% mobility: 88%, workmanship: 86%, ergonomy: 76%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Xiaomi Mi Note 2

90% Xiaomi Mi Note 2 review
Source: PC Advisor English
The Mi Note 2 was wrongly overshadowed at its launch. This is a gorgeous big-screen Android phone with very decent performance, a great camera and plenty of storage. We'd like to see a Quad-HD screen on Xiaomi's flagship phone, but this one should prove plenty sharp and clear. Google apps are not preinstalled, but there is a workaround if you are happy to do some tweaking.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/12/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Xiaomi Mi Note 2 review: The Note 7 lookalike that’s hot for a very different reason - and coming soon in pink?
Source: PC Advisor English
The Mi Note 2 was wrongly overshadowed at its launch. This is a gorgeous big-screen Android phone with very decent performance, a great camera and plenty of storage. We'd like to see a Quad-HD screen on Xiaomi's flagship phone, but this one should prove plenty sharp and clear. Google apps are not preinstalled, but there is a workaround if you are happy to do some tweaking.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/13/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
86% Xiaomi Mi Note 2 review
Source: Android Authority English
Once you get to know the device inside and out, you’ll soon realize that the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 offers an experience that is quite compelling in both hardware and software, and instead of just being a clone, is instead a worthy alternative to the Galaxy Note 7.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/07/2017
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 95% workmanship: 85%
80% Xiaomi Mi Note 2 Review: Curved-edge Values
Source: Slashgear English
If we were getting this device for the price it goes for in China, converted directly to USD, it’d be a real deal. As it stands, we still need to go through 3rd-party retailers to get the device. I mean the standard 128GB version in China, which can be found for around RMB 3299 which is around $480 USD, compared to the version we have. We have the version called Mi Note 2 Global.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/30/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Xiaomi’s curved Mi Note 2 put to the test
Source: Fudzilla English
The Xiaomi Mi Note 2 is not a Samsung Note 7 rip-off, but even if it was, the Note 7 is dead anyway. The Note 2 is not original either. It’s not a cheap phone, but it’s still somewhat cheaper than similar devices from mainstream brands. It’s might not be as big as you’d expect from a 5.7-inch beast, yet it doesn’t exactly have a small footprint (Samsung still beats it on account of its smaller bezels, made possibly by the curvier AMOLED display). That’s sort of our problem with the Mi Note 2. It feels like it was designed by a committee.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/21/2016
Xiaomi Mi Note 2 review
Source: GSM Arena English
We approached the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 review with high expectations. The vacant spot left by Samsung's phablet this fall season was prime for the taking and we really wanted to see the Mi Note 2 as a product that's as at least as much disruptive as its pedigree suggests.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/09/2016
90% Xiaomi Mi Note 2 review: The Galaxy Note 7 lookalike that’s hot for a very different reason
Source: PC Advisor English
The Mi Note 2 was wrongly overshadowed at its launch. This is a gorgeous big-screen Android phone with very decent performance, a great camera and plenty of storage. We'd like to see a Quad-HD screen on Xiaomi's flagship phone, but this one should prove plenty sharp and clear. Google apps are not preinstalled, but there is a workaround if you are happy to do some tweaking.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/08/2016
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 90%
75% Xiaomi Mi Note 2 Full Review + Camera Review
Source: Manila Shaker English
Xiaomi MI Note 2 is expected at P28,990 $580 for the version with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage while higher specced version will land at about P34,990 or $700 6GB/128GB variant.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/07/2016
Rating: Total score: 75% price: 90% performance: 70% display: 60% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
Xiaomi Mi Note 2 Review: More Than Just A Galaxy Note 7 Lookalike
Source: Forbes English
Is the Mi Note 2 going to win acclaim this year? Probably not. The unveiling of the Mi Mix all but guaranteed that it’ll be taking a backseat. But priced at just $413 ($2800 rmb) and $488 (3300 rmb), this is — like most Xiaomi phones — one of the best value smartphone on the market. You’re getting a Snapdragon 821 device, with 4/6GB of RAM and a great build for half the price of the Google Pixel.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/05/2016
Hands-on with the Xiaomi Mi Note 2
Source: Hardware Zone English
The original Mi Note was well-spec’ed and launched with a lot of fanfare, but for whatever reason - maybe it’s the price, maybe it’s just the wrong timing - it didn’t help Xiaomi crack the premium smartphone segment. As Samsung stumbles, there’s now a sliver of opening here, a great chance that I’m sure the Chinese and Taiwanese companies would not let slip. The Xiaomi Mi Note 2, packed with all the technical and practical wizardry CEO Lei Jun and his team could muster, couldn’t have arrived at a better time. Well, at least for the good folks in China.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/30/2016
Xiaomi MI Note 2 Tear Down Review
Source: Igeekphone English
In conclusion, Xiaomi mi note 2 keeps the good level in its inner design and craftsmanship, although there is no big innovation, it’s good for maintenance. The most improvement of Xiaomi mi note 2 is to use dual curved screen. So are you ready to catch one?
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/28/2016
Xiaomi MI Note 2 Design, Hardware, Antutu, Camera, Battery Review
Source: Igeekphone English
Xiaomi MI Note 2 uses dual curved 3D glass with great holding grip. We can confirm Xiaomi MI Note 2 is the most beautiful smartphone until now. It’s 5.7inch screen with ultra narrow frame which makes us fall in love with it deeply. So we are quite satisfied with the design, as for hardware, Xiaomi mi note 2 doesn’t let us down, Snapdragon 821 processor, RAM 4GB ROM 64GB, RAM 6GB ROM 128GB, two versions, and 8MP front camera and 23MP back camera. Most importantly, it sells at the most competitive price right now. So are you ready to get one?
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/26/2016
Xiaomi Mi Note 2 Unboxing & Preview – Xiaomi’S Most Elegant Phone!
Source: Gear Open English
Concerning the packaging, we witness the new trend with the box. Instead of mimicking Apple’s iPhone box, Xiaomi came up with their idea which seems to be perfection. Xiaomi has decided to walk with simplicity and elegance as the package appears to be plain white with an engraved Mi Logo at the center. We observe no diagram of Xiaomi Mi Note 2 at all.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/26/2016
Xiaomi's Mi Note 2 looks just like a Samsung Note 7 (hands-on)
Source: CNet English
While there's a version of the Mi Note 2 that will have LTE support for the US and lots of other countries, the bad news is that the phone will be China-only, and Xiaomi has no plans to sell this elsewhere, even in places like Singapore or Hong Kong. It's a surprising move, but perhaps Xiaomi is looking inwards to its homeground as it aims to regain market share, having slipped to fourth position as rivals Oppo and Vivo have surged ahead.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/24/2016
Xiaomi Mi Note 2 Hands On: Oddly Familiar
Source: Lowyat.net English
It was a very well-documented fact that Xiaomi’s new Mi Note 2 would be a device that had a dual-curve display. Previously a feature unique only to Samsung devices, Xiaomi and others are now jumping on the bandwagon.
Positive: Impressive display; beautiful design.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/25/2016

Foreign Reviews

Jetzt sind die Chinesen auf iPhone-Niveau
Source: Blick German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/08/2017
Das Galaxy Note 7 aus China
Source: Computerbase German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/28/2016
Xiaomi Mi Note 2
Source: ChinaMobileMag German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/27/2016
86% Xiaomi Mi Note 2
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/22/2016
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 96% features: 90% display: 89% mobility: 91%
Ein Smartphone mit Ecken ohne Kanten
Source: Golem German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/16/2016
Xiaomi Mi Note 2
Source: ChinaMobileMag German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/14/2016
91% Xiaomi Mi Note 2 der "Jet Black"-Androide
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/23/2016
Rating: Total score: 91% performance: 92% display: 91% mobility: 90%
93% Xiaomi Mi Note 2
Source: Chinahandys.net German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/12/2016
Rating: Total score: 93% performance: 100% display: 70% mobility: 90% workmanship: 100%
Xiaomi stellt Mi Note 2 vor
Source: ZDNet German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/25/2016
89% Xiaomi Mi Note 2 Review En Español (Análisis Completo)
Source: Profesional Review Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/28/2016
Rating: Total score: 89% price: 90% performance: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%
82% Xiaomi Mi Note2, análisis: un phablet muy bien diseñado y con un rendimiento espectacular
Source: Andro 4 All Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/18/2016
Rating: Total score: 82%
​Probamos el Mi Note 2: Xiaomi asesina a la competencia con un móvil de 460€
Source: El Confidencial Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Decent hardware; nice design; good built quality; long battery life; good speakers; flexible fingerprint sensor. Negative: Relatively high price; slippery; poor cameras.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/07/2016
La china Xiaomi estrena el Mi Note 2: pantalla curva a precio imbatible
Source: El Confidencial Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Impressive design; long battery life; good price; decent hardware.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/25/2016
85% Análise Xiaomi Mi Note 2
Source: Pplware Portuegese PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/25/2016
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 87%
Unboxing: Xiaomi Mi Note 2
Source: Pplware Portuegese PT→EN
Positive: Dual sim; metal case; impressive design; excellent display; powerful hardware; long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/10/2016
80% Xiaomi Mi Note 2: la nostra recensione completa
Source: Key for web Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/30/2017
Rating: Total score: 80% features: 80% display: 60% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
80% Xiaomi Mi Note 2 recensione e pagella
Source: Batista70Phone Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/16/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% display: 80% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 50%
83% Recensione Xiaomi Mi Note 2 | Le Forme Curve Secondo Xiaomi
Source: Techzilla.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/13/2016
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 80% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
77% Recensione Xiaomi Mi Note 2: ancora una volta, un Note atipico
Source: Chimera Revo Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/11/2016
Rating: Total score: 77% price: 70% features: 80% mobility: 75% workmanship: 87% ergonomy: 87%
Smartphone Xiaomi Mi Note 2 - Recensione Caratteristiche Prezzo
Source: Smartphone e tablet android Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/06/2016
Rating: performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
83% Xiaomi Mi Note 2 Recensione
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/27/2016
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 72% mobility: 85% workmanship: 89%
87% Recensione Xiaomi Mi Note 2: un phablet di lusso
Source: Leonardo.it Tech Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/13/2016
Rating: Total score: 87% price: 85% features: 98% display: 65% mobility: 89% ergonomy: 82%
83% Recensione Xiaomi Mi Note 2
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/11/2016
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 75% features: 90% display: 75% mobility: 80% workmanship: 85% ergonomy: 85%
Recensione Xiaomi Mi Note 2, Phablet con display Edge
Source: Pianeta Cellulare Italian IT→EN
Positive: Metal case; nice design; decent display; good hardware; high autonomy.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/29/2016
Xiaomi Mi Note 2 - Recensione completa con MIUI 8 in Italiano di xiaomi.eu
Source: Cinafoniaci Italian IT→EN
Positive: Nice design; good materials; high performance; flexible fingerprint sensor. Negative: Lack of band B20.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/28/2016
Unboxing Xiaomi Mi Note 2 e prime impressioni
Source: Pianeta Cellulare Italian IT→EN
Positive: Support fast charge; decent cameras; nice display; flexible fingerprint sensor; solid workmanship. Negative: No extended memory.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/12/2016
Xiaomi Mi Note 2 oficjalnie. Dziwne, że nie nazywa się Mi Note 7
Source: Komorkomania Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Reliable GPS. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/26/2016
Xiaomi Mi Note 2 coraz bliżej. Czy przecieki nie są zbyt piękne, by były prawdziwe?
Source: Komorkomania Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Good price; decent cameras; flexible fingerprint sensor; long battery life; support fast charge.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/21/2016
Обзор Xiaomi Mi Note 2: мощный флагман с изогнутым дисплеем
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Positive: Stylish design; slim size; high autonomy; quick charge; high gaming performance; decent cameras; excellent speakers. Negative: No memory card slot.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/09/2017
Xiaomi Mi Note 2: konečně bez kompromisů? (recenze)
Source: Svet Androida CZ→EN
Positive: High performance; excellent display; fast fingerprint reader; nice design; solid workmanship.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/21/2016
89% RECENZIA Xiaomi Mi Note 2: Oveľa viac než len kópia Galaxy Note 7
Source: Android Portal SK→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/16/2017
Rating: Total score: 89% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%

Comment

Qualcomm Adreno 530: Integrated graphics card in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 that is clocked at up to 624 MHz. Early 2016 it is a high end graphics card for Android based smartphones and tablets that should be able to coop with very demanding games. Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
821 MSM8996 Pro: High-end ARM SoC with 4 CPU cores (two fast 2.4 GHz cores in a cluster and two power saving 1.6 GHz cores) and an Adreno 530 GPU. Manufactured in a 14 nm HPM process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
5.7":

This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.  

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.166 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Xiaomi:

Xiaomi Tech was founded as a Chinese smartphone producer in 2010 and soon reached high market shares in its home market. Although Xiaomi is not one of the Top 5 smartphone manufacturers worldwide in 2016, it is nevertheless one of the big global players in this market segment.

Since 2015 there are many reviews. The ratings have been above average since 2016.


84.95%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2016-11- 2)